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2018 Sponsors
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Platinum Sponsors
Built on a foundation of professional expertise and personal service, Shoppers Drug Mart has been meeting Canadians' health care needs for over 50 years. What was once a small pharmacy in Toronto has grown into an organization of more than 1,200 stores from coast to coast, becoming an indelible part of the lives of Canadians, young and old. Despite this growth Shoppers Drug Mart has never forgotten their origins. They remain true to their belief that the personal satisfaction of each and every customer is at the root of our success. This can only be ensured by the commitment of people who realize that success is built one customer at a time. Burnaby Shoppers Drug Mart locations are a proud sponsor of Her Health: An Innovative Focus on Preventative Health for Women on November 7 at the Patient Experience Conference. 
Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) and is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization in the world to achieve more.
Microsoft is focused on the heroes of health care, the people developing new, safer, and more effective therapies, and the people who provide treatment, the patients who receive it, and the administrators who make everything run smoothly. To best serve patients, health organizations adapt to emerging challenges, and move to a patient-centred approach to health; a continuous, collaborative approach that enables preventative care. Microsoft solutions engage patients to achieve health and to stay healthy. Their solutions empower care teams and employees to improve productivity and to optimize clinical and operational effectiveness. This drives better diagnosis and treatment and transforms the care continuum through platforms that provide insight. For more information on Microsoft’s solutions for health care, please visit: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftInHealthCanada.
Gold Sponsors
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council provides leadership across British Columbia’s health care system through efforts designed to improve the quality of health care. Their relentless pursuit of quality is powered by relationships and collaborations with patients, the public and health care partners, and their resources and diverse expertise of their team.
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology; services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapies for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. Visit www.bd.com.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company whose products, services and more than 10,000 employees worldwide help people get better care inside and outside the hospital. Their innovations in five core areas – advancing mobility, wound care and prevention, patient monitoring and diagnostics, surgical safety and efficiency, and respiratory health – improve clinical and economic outcomes. This ensures caregivers in more than 100 countries have the products they need to protect their patients, speed up recoveries and manage conditions. Each day, around the world, they enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Learn more at www.hill-rom.com.

Every intravenous (IV) site presents the potential for infection, dislodgement, skin damage and other complications. These issues can potentially cause patient discomfort and pain, extended hospital stays, additional therapy, and surgical intervention - and even increased patient mortality. 3M Science offers a broad portfolio of innovative tools that can help you protect every IV catheter—from insertion to removal. From skin preps and barrier films to securement devices, transparent dressings, and disinfecting caps, their evidence-based products can help care providers deliver compassionate care, protect patient and clinician safety, help prevent the risks of costly complications, and improve patient satisfaction.

Silver Sponsors

SATECH Inc. is a Washington-based technology company that specializes in the development and marketing of SmartCells cushioning solutions to reduce standing-worker fatigue and to prevent fall-related injuries by frail at-risk persons. SATECH provides bedside fall protection mats as well as wall-to-wall flooring solutions. In all applications, the SmartCells cushioning technology employs its remarkable dual-stiffness technology that softens’ under impact but does not impair balance. SmartCells cushioning continues to be the subject of high-profile clinical research in many venues from senior living to physical therapy and rehabilitation surfaces.
The Shane McConkey Foundation honors those who inspire positive change in the world and the lives of others.  Shane McConkey altered the paths of countless friends, acquaintances and strangers through his accomplishments, generous spirit, laughter and positive outlook on life. He was an innovator, a goofball, a friend, a husband and a father but his zest for life carried into his deep appreciation for the environment and living creatures. The goal of the foundation is twofold: to carry on his legacy through random acts of kindness and charitable giving and to inspire others to make a difference in the world at large.
Intravenous Therapy (IV access is a cornerstone of patient treatment and, since 1978, CardioMed has piloted concepts that reduce the risk of infections from access procedures that impact patient morbidity and costs to the health care system.
Hollister Incorporated is an innovative independently owned global company that develops, manufactures and markets health care products. Hollister is a leading provider dedicated to delivering the highest standard of quality in medical products and services. Each Hollister team member is committed to making a difference in the lives of people who use their products.
Innovation Boulevard is a collaboration between the City of Surrey, Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health to foster an environment of innovation and to add economic and social value for these organizations and their larger community. Through partnership, entrepreneurship and new technology, their vision is improved health for people and a vibrant network that supports economic growth. Innovation Boulevard brings together the problem solvers from business, health institutions, higher education
and government to introduce new options and to drive value.

Curating. Guiding. Enhancing. Fearlessly reinventing life. For over 45 years Crabtree & Evelyn has searched the world for natural ingredients and fragrance journeys that enable their customers to live a life cultivated. Their products include bath, body and award-winning hand care as well as home fragrance inspired by the goodness of nature.
New Hippo Health is a Vancouver-based software start-up, founded to improve the specialist care experience for patients and clinicians from the time of a referral through to follow up. Their name reflects that we want to be a part of a new Hippocratic Oath, where patients are empowered to play a meaningful role in their own health care. We use a patient-centred approach to every angle of the care journey, encompassing referral, health history collection and secure team communication. Their clinical decision support algorithms enable efficient, accurate identification of at-risk patients and their enhanced follow-up app allows clinicians to share information directly with patients at every step of their care journey.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Together with their customers they are driven to make health care better. They offer innovative products and services in orthopedics, medical and surgical, neurotechnology and spine that help to improve patient and hospital outcomes.
Their Canadian division was incorporated in 1990 and provides products and services that add value to the efforts of medical professionals and aid in the delivery of quality health care to Canadians. Stryker has an energetic and committed team of employees who support customers across the country and a nation-wide network of clinically-focused sales professionals dedicated to serving surgical specialists and patient care providers. Their Canadian office is headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario.
Bronze Sponsors
Established in 1984, MMSI represents a diverse portfolio of North American and international manufacturers. We proudly bring innovative, cost-effective, high-quality solutions to market with informed advice and excellent service. With products from Neomed, Philips Children's, Grip-Lok, Venoscope, Suntech and others, we are able to help you meet your health care needs.
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) was established in 1996, and continues to evolve today as an accountable governance structure, working on behalf of the 89,405 Métis people in B.C. (2016 Census) representing one-third of the Aboriginal population in the province. There are currently 38 identified Métis Chartered Communities with over 17,000 registered community Citizens, in seven regions throughout B.C. The provincial Board of Directors of MNBC, along with the Métis Women of B.C. and the Métis Youth of B.C. are elected by Métis Citizens. The Metis Nation British Columbia Board of Directors consists of seven regional directors, a provincial women’s representative and a provincial youth representative, vice president and president. Métis Nation British Columbia has three levels of governance including, 38 Métis Chartered Communities, seven regional governance councils and the MNBC Board of Directors.
In Fraser Health there are five Métis Chartered Communities: Golden Ears Métis Society (Maple Ridge), Waceya Métis Society (Langley), Fraser Valley Métis Association (Abbotsford), Chilliwack Métis Association and Nova Métis Heritage Association in Surrey.
Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness club offers all-inclusive gym memberships starting at affordable weekly rates. They make fitness for a healthy lifestyle fun.
Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA) is a Canadian, non-profit multi-disciplinary organization of health care professionals who are dedicated to enhancing the practice of vascular access and infusion therapy. CVAA empowers and engages its members to advocate for safe, quality care across the health care continuum by providing leadership and promoting education, partnerships, knowledge and research in vascular access and infusion therapy with a vision for optimal patient outcomes.
Here at Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. They share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push them to make the best gear possible for their worldwide family of climbers and skiers.
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Heart & Stroke is a Canadian health charity powered by donors and volunteers. We fund life-saving research, empower Canadians to live healthier lives, and fight for change that will create better health for all. Our vision is a world where Canadians live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first province-wide health authority of its kind in Canada. Their vision is to transform the health and well-being of British Columbia's First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples by dramatically changing health care for the better.
FNHA is responsible for planning, management, service delivery and funding of health programs, in partnership with First Nations communities in B.C. Guided by the vision of embedding cultural safety and humility into health service delivery, the FNHA works to reform the way health care is delivered to B.C. First Nations communities through direct services, provincial partnership collaboration and health systems innovation. 
Baxter believes every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. They focus each day on delivering transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us.
Baxter makes a commitment to providers and patients. They work at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the physicians, nurses and pharmacists who make it happen. They are committed to improving outcomes for patients, and helping their partners meet the evolving challenges and opportunities in health care around the world. Learn more about their diverse specialties.
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